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Old 03-04-2007, 12:01 AM   #1
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Question Zombie processs how do you kill them?


Regarding "Zombie processes" how do you kill them?. I heard that if the process isn't killed/terminated you may have to recompile your kernel! and attempt it again, any truth to that or any feedback, constructive critique will do.


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Regarding "Zombie processes" how do you kill them?. I heard that if the process isn't killed/terminated you may have to recompile your kernel! and attempt it again, any truth to that or any feedback, constructive critique will do.


edouglas(NIT)
Let's put it that way: to get a new kernel to
take effect the machine needs to be rebooted. But
then the reboot would have fixed the issue, anyway.

And there ARE times where a process is stuck because
of e.g. blocking I/O; if you can't fix the underlying
issue to that w/o a reboot you'll just have to live
with the zombie.


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